Cute little chocolate truffle cupcakes make sweet Valentine's Day treats. Each polka dot white chocolate cup is filled with a swirl of dark chocolate ganache and topped with a Sixlet. See how easy they are to make at HungryHappenings.com.
Chocolate Truffle Cupcakes - Bite Sized Valentine's Day Treats
Prep Time
45 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 
Little white chocolate cups decorated with red polka dots are filled with dark chocolate ganache and topped with a candy coated chocolate.
Course: Candy
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate truffle cupcakes
Servings: 24
Author: Beth Jackson Klosterboer
Ingredients
Chocolate Ganache:
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate finely chopped
White Chocolate Cups:
  • 10 ounces melted and tempered pure white chocolate or melted confectionery coating
  • red candy coloring*
  • Candy Coated Chocolate Balls
  • *If you use confectionery coating you could use 8 ounces of white and 2 ounces of red.
Instructions
Chocolate Ganache:
  1. Combine heavy whipping cream and corn syrup in a microwave safe bowl.
  2. Heat for 1 minute then stir.
  3. Pour chopped chocolate into the bowl of a food processor or in a mixing bowl and pour hot cream over top.
  4. Allow to sit for 3 minutes, then pulse or stir until smooth.
  5. Let cool for one hour until thickened.
White Chocolate Cups:
  1. Color 2 ounces of white chocolate or confectionery coating using red candy coloring.
  2. Use a food use only paint brush to paint polka dots on the inside of 24 paper candy cups.
  3. Refrigerate for 5 minutes until the dots are hardened.
  4. Spoon about 1/2 teaspoon of white chocolate into a cup and brush it up around the sides of the cup.
  5. Refrigerate for 5-8 minutes until hardened. Freeze if using confectionery coating.
  6. Peel the paper off the white chocolate cups.
Assemble the Chocolate Truffle Cupcakes
  1. Pour thickened chocolate ganache into a pastry bag fitted with a large star tip.
  2. Pipe a big swirl of ganache into each candy cup.
  3. Immediately top with a chocolate coated candy ball.